In September I was touring New Zealand and was amazed to find lemons, oranges and grapefruits ripe and ready to eat. Yet 1st September is their first day of Spring. How can it be that their fruit has developed and ripened through their Winter - it seems contrary to our knowledge of the blossom/fruit set/fruit ripen cycle which starts in our Spring and ends in late Summer/Autumn. Can someone please explain?
- 30 Nov, 2010